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MSNBC
Mar 14, 2011 5:00am EDT
look at other news going on around america today. in north dakota, a fast-moving blizzard left hundreds of drivers stranded along the state's highways. officials say between 800 and 900 people were rescued from hundreds of cars after ice, snow and 60-mile-p-hour winds combined to produce whiteout conditions. tow trucks and the national guard were enlisted to remove 500 abandoned cars. >>> in wisconsin, a couple of drivers found out they parked in the wrong spot. after a massive sinkhole swallowed two cars. officials say the ten-foot-deep, 625 square-foot hole was caused by a water main break. city crews are working to keep the hole from widening. >>> in pennsylvania, one group of teens is using facebook to help avoid prom dress disaster. the girls are posting photos of their prom dresses on a page called please don't buy my dress. dozens have posted pictures of their elegant gowns, hoping to insure that no two dresses are alike on the biggest night of their young lives. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast.
MSNBC
Mar 1, 2011 5:00am EST
's what america's all about. we need teachers in america. they sacrifice some of their presented to help their kids' future. they're special people. they believe in public affairs and getting involved. same way -- you know, illinois about four weeks ago had the worst blizzard we had in recent memory. we had workers out 12 hours at a shift in whiteout conditions plowing 16,800 miles of highway in illinois. they did it with great distinction. those are our best of the best. they're public servants. they deserve a decent pay. they deserve to have a union. i don't agree with everything the unions say. i negotiate with them. that's what america is all about. it's talking to each other. not just trying to kick the other guy in the shin and exterminate them. >> each night, chris matthews delivers an hour of fiery political debate and hard-hitting, take-no-prisoners interviews. don't miss "hardball with chris matthews" weeknights at 5:00 and 7:00 eastern only on msnbc, the place for politics. >>> meanwhile, as muammar gadhafi struggles to maintain power in libya, u.s. officials are calling him "
MSNBC
Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
at other stories going on around america today. in texas, a suspected burglar scheme went horribly wrong when he got stuck trying to break into a vacant home through the chimney. whoops. police came to his rescue after neighbors heard screams for help. firefighters used a crane to free the suspect before turning him over to police. >>> in california, protesters went to great heights to make a statement. chained together, they occupied a fourth floor ledge of a university of california berkeley building to protest university budget cuts. it ended peacefully with a group of students coming down after speaking with campus leaders. all eight recall cited for trespassing. >>> and finally in new york, an elementary teacher is reaping the benefits of adding a little bounce to the classroom. she has removed the students chairs and replaced them with stability balls. the change has not only helped the children concentrate on their lessons, but it's said to help build muscles in the core areas that increase posture. for a look at your national weather, we turn to bill karins with the weather chann
MSNBC
Mar 8, 2011 5:00am EST
getting more bizarre. >>> but first, now here's a look at some other stories making news in america. in florida, a mother took matters into her own hands when she slapped a child for allegedly hitting her daughter. she said she was defending her child when she boarded the bus to confront the boy. police did not agree with her method of mediation. she's been arrested and charged with child abuse. >>> in kentucky, one infant is very lucky to be alive after a suv crashed into her home knocking the sleeping baby and the crib through a wall. the crash horrified her parents. after they discovered only a pile of wood and drywall where her bed was. she was pulled from the debris, wrabed in the blanket miraculously with only a scratch. >>> in connecticut, heavy rain and melting snow combined to cause major flooding in the western part of the state. rising waters turned streets into raging rivers that swallowed up cars and forced evacuations in some areas. emergency crews are on standby for additional flooding. >>> and finally, in california, one recently popular animated film was recreated w
MSNBC
Mar 16, 2011 5:00am EDT
are applied here in america. >> "the last word" with lawrence o'donnell weeknights. >>> other news. home video from a resident in oregon captured the destructive power of last week's tsunami on u.s. shores. powerful waves and rising water tore apart the brookings harbor point tossing around boats as if they were toys. the damage ranged from $13 million. a disaster assessment team has visited the area to determine if it's eligible for federal relief. >>> military units across the nation headed to the hoosier state to take part in mock nuclear disaster drills. the doomsday scenario called for ap emergency response to nuclear explosion, collapsed buildings and decontamination. preparation is more essential in light of the current situation in japan. >>> finally, a virginia search and rescue team is on the ground in japan. the fairfax county-based crew was deployed to the city of ofrinado in the wake of the tsunami. they along with a crew from los angeles have uncovered several remains and are searching through the debris for more. >>> turn to bill carins for the forecast. good morning to you. we'
MSNBC
Mar 18, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> here's a look at other news going on around america today. in hawaii, a store security camera captured another example of the strength of last week's tsunami. powerful waves crashed through the glass windows of a clothing store. the shop owner had only been open for six months. fortunately she has insurance that will help cover the damage. >>> in ohio, cascading rocks made driving conditions very dangerous along one road in the eastern part of the state. this was the third rock slide in a week, forcing officials to shutdown traffic in both directions. cleanup crews have a big job ahead of them, but are being kept away until the hillside is stable. >>> finally, in florida, it may have been the luck of the irish or a large appetite that earned one man the fastest eater title at the annual corn beef sandwich eating contest. as a crowd of 200 watched, competitors chowed down in ten minutes. the winner, joey chestnut, you know him, right? downed 14 1/2 sandwiches taking home ads 12,500 check. i'm more partial to hot dogs. for a look at your national weather, we turn to bill karins with the
MSNBC
Mar 7, 2011 5:00am EST
mounting political pressure to do something. that may include tapping america's strategic oil reserve to bring down prices. >> we are looking at the options. the issue of the reserves is one we are considering. it is something that only has been done in rare occasions. >> reporter: prices are topping $4 in some areas. we have seen the cause, the upheaval through the middle east and we are all feeling the effects, that sudden surge at the pumps. it is threatening to increase the cost of everything from food to air travel. that is bad news for the economy. the last time prices spiked like this, the answer seemed simple. >> drill, baby, drill. >> energy is a long-term problem. >>> i'm buying an electric car tomorrow and that will give me the patriotic pleasure of not sending money to people trying to blow us up. >>> in libya there is a fierce counteroffensive against rebels trying to make their way toward tripoli, gadhafi's key power base. this weekend the opposition lost some ground after being driven back from benjiwan. >>> here is your first look at some of the over news around americ
MSNBC
Mar 29, 2011 5:00am EDT
on in japan including a report tomorrow on america's under reported history with nuclear accidents. tomorrow's show comes with a seat belt for your use at home. >>> facing the heat. president obama defend his decision for military intervengds in libya. >>> hazardous material. japan finds highly toxic plutonium in the soil surrounding its crippled nuclear plant. >>> and above and beyond. surveillance video captures a convenience store clerk fighting back against two would-be robbers. >>> very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. those stories and much more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin with making his case. president obama took to the airwaves last night to vigorously defend his decision to enter into the conflict of interest in libya, a move that has been hotly debated by some in washington, but one that he is standing firmly behind. for more we go to nbc's tracie potts in washington. good morning to you. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. the president said we're using two approaches here -- supporting the military effort while putting pressure on ga
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
later, that's remarkable. >>> well here's your first look at other news going on around america today. in california, a rescue team was called in to save four people from a submerged car. the emergency rescue was set in motion after the driver attempted to cross a creek bed and became stuck. the first day of spring hit southern california with heavy, pounding rain and heavy winds. the car's occupants were all rescued without injury. >>> in arkansas, a train derailment has led to the death of a motorist. the driver was waiting at a track crossing when one of five derailed cars landed on top of the vehicle, completely crushing in. investigators worked throughout the night to determine what caused the derailment. >>> to new york, where dozens of men took more than a little off the top at the annual st. baldrick's charity event, buzz cuts and clean shaves to raise money for children battling cancer. the event was a success, raising more than $30,000. and it gave the men a chance to show solidarity with children who are losing their hair during chemotherapy. >>> a great event there, annual
MSNBC
Mar 23, 2011 5:00am EDT
this battle. meanwhile president obama has cut short his tour of latin america amid criticism of his leadership of the attack on libya. the president says he has, quote, absolutely no doubt that a successful transition of power to other coalition members will take place within days. a timetable critics are calling optimist optimistic. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that's been the big question, when do we get out of all this? some also question here why did we get into it in the first place? in that news conference from el salvador president obama said he made this decision after realizing that the cost outweighed the benefit. here some on capitol hill disagree with that and are criticizing him for overstepping his congressional authority and not seeking congressional approval first. even some supporters say they hope he'll come back and seek an authorization of force. representative dennis kucinich is pushing for a resolution to stop all action in libya, even going as far as saying this may have been an i
MSNBC
Mar 3, 2011 5:00am EST
to celebrate the deaths they claim are god's punishment for america tolerating gays. >> we're still back to the basic proposition. the soldiers are dying for the sins this nation. >> reporter: the phelps and their tiny westborough baptist church picketed at the funeral of u.s. marine matthew snyder, killed in iraq in 2006. snyder's father sued. >> i think it's an insult to every veteran out there that has served this country. >> reporter: the supreme court ruled the phelps are protected by the first amendment right to free speech. chief justice roberts wrote for the majority. "westboro may have chosen the picket location to increase publicity for its views and its speech may have been particularly hurtful to snyder. that does not mean that a speech should be afforded less than full first amendment protection." eight of nine justices agreed. >> liberals and conservatives have united in this on the side of free speech. >> reporter: justice samuel alito said the phelps inflicted pain on the family. "our commitment to free debate is not a license for mall ever lent attack on matthew and his
MSNBC
Mar 30, 2011 5:00am EDT
far is that america and our allies have used violence to save many libyan lives. but have failed to remouove muammar gadhafi from power. >>> almost a year after the start of the gulf coast oil disaster, the justice department is considering manslaughter charge in the deaths of 1 workers killed when -- 11 workers killed. according to the "washington post," any such charges would have probably involved bp or transocean which leased the rig to bp. meanwhile, even more headaches for oil spill victims. a bp employee has lost a laptop containing the personal data of 13,000 people who filed claims because of the disaster. bp has mailed letters notifying them of the potential breach. >>> the u.s. government says it is sending robotic equipment to japan to help the country regain control of its crippled nuclear plant. such devices which are built to withstand radiation could presumably work in areas where radiation levels would harm or kill humans. meanwhile, the japanese government is now admitting what many have assumed, that its safeguards to protect the facility from the earthquake an
MSNBC
Mar 2, 2011 5:00am EST
at other news going on around america today. in washington, a natural gas explosion earlier this week was captured on cell phone. investigators say the eruption of flames was sparked by a fire at a bus fueling island inside a local transportation headquarters. firefighters gained control of the fire within an hour. >>> in massachusetts, a store clerk turned the table on a would-be robber's attempt to hold up her store. after being threatened with a knife, she struck back with a weapon of her own and chased the suspect out 69 store. the store clerk said she was afra afraid. >>> a driver who swerved his truck to avoid a deer in kentucky, ran into a river. he was able to survive by scrambling out of the car before it was washed over the dam. the driver was treated for only minor injuries. >>> in new york, times square is the backdrop for five new pieces of art. the sculptures range in size and style and include a super-sized rodent. one resembling bubbling sea foam. a ten-foot tall woman and one aptly titled, counting sheep. the works of art are a part of a week-long public exhibition. >
MSNBC
Mar 9, 2011 5:00am EST
of america drove markets higher after its ceo told investors it plans to return more money to shareholders through stock buybacks and dividends sending shares up nearly 5%. meanwhile, west texas crude settled down just above $105 a barrel, but investors are bracing for more volatility as libyan unrest threatens to spread to more strategic oil producers, iran and saudi arabia. shares of jack daniels parent brown foreman shot up 5% after the liquor company said its net income rose 35%. urban outfitters tumbled 5%. boeing has locked in $10 billion in deals with air china and hong kong airlines. more sales could be on the horizon. china expects to order more than 2,000 aircraft over the next five years. sprint nextel and t-mobile parent deutsche telecom have revived merger talks hoping to keep up with wireless rival verizon and at&t. warner brothers has teamed up with facebook to test out streaming movie sales on the social network. "the dark knight" is the first flick to be offered up. $3 worth of facebook currency buys a two-day rental. the threat of a new rival in the online rental market s
MSNBC
Mar 10, 2011 5:00am EST
at some of the other news going on around america today. in florida it was the touchdown that will send discovery into the hallowed halls of the smithsonian. it ended its career with stellar stats. 36 2k5is in space and 39 missions. nasa will shut down the shuttle program after they complete their final missions. >> also employees had to duck for cover when a customer became enraged after she thought someone spit in her food. she began throwing breakfast sandwiches and condiments. police arrested her on assault charges. >>> ralph the pelican is final back in the banks. after the wind blew the bird hundreds of miles off course he spent the last six months in canada reha bill tating now settled in a wild center. he's expected to be released back to the wild this spring. >>> now for the weather we turn to ginger zee for the forecast. quite a day yesterday. >> that it was, and the storm has been marching, of course, from west to east and brirking rain and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. you heard earlier about tornadoes. where did that happen? now you can put a red dot with the pictures
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >> tough reality there. >>> here is your first look at the other news going on around america today. in pennsylvania spring cleaning became a bigger job after massive water came from a pipe that burst. the water was redirected away from the home, but not before everything in the basement was destroyed. >>> mother nature used the sky over the capital to put on a light show. dramatic lightning was the opening act for a rough day of weather and region. thunderstorms with heavy rain made the morning commute tough with more expected over the next few days. >>> finally to florida. just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water, it is. despite what that looks like. a group of sight seers and a chi acker had nothing to worry about as a shark swam below. humans are never on the menu for this shark. they only eat plankton. i don't think that would make me feel better. >>> for a look at the national weather. we turn to bill. >> i don't kill you. i only eat the algae and plankton. >> that's a loose analysis. >> i'm a parasite. that's what you are calling me. good morning, everyone.
MSNBC
Mar 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
es n se hlt is > he'ouit lk thotr ws gng rnd america today. utah, rescuers pulled seven skiers off a mountain after a massive avalanche buried them in deep snow. four victims became trapped while trying o come to the aid of their three friends. a 26-year-old man who rescuers reached last diedun aeron > aromts i pesylvan yteayorngr-d driver lost control of his vehicle before plaowing into on of the seriously injured. >>> some folks in maine wolfed it up this weekend putting together what they clion calories. can you imagine? the creators are pushing for the chocolate and cream concoction to become the state's official treat. >>> and in the nation's capital, frigid temperatures and a dusting of that di'teecrdswarohe chryloom festival. the pink and white petals will be at their prime this week despite the short-lived layer of snow. > d now r a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that is not supposed to be happening this time of year. come on. >> makes for great pictures. you know, the cherry blos somz with coating of snow. >> not pre
MSNBC
Mar 15, 2011 5:00am EDT
into the region to bring us images. >>> here's a look at some of the other news going on around america today. in florida, a dolphin gave sightseers an up and close, personal look when it leapt out of the water and on to a charter boat. it took a crew of tiananmen with the aid of towels and roads to list the dolphin back into the water. one woman on board suffered an ankle sprain. no other injuries were reported. >>> in georgia, two young girls set up sidewalk art studio for a good cause. moved by the devastation and destruction caused by the tsunami in japan and wanting to do their part to help relief effort, they sold their preschool artwork raising $264 of donations for the red cross. >>> and finally, in minnesota a husband cheered up his wife by helping one of her old friends make a hospital visit. a high-risk pregnancy put amy on mandatory bedrest, forcing her a month-long hospital stay. well, to lift her spirits, her husband took advantage of visiting hours by bringing her horse in to say hello. the meetings have done wonders for her mood, calming her fears, and now she can't wait to in
MSNBC
Mar 17, 2011 5:00am EDT
. >>> here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. in tennessee, a robbery attempt ended up looking more like a shootout at the ok corral. the store owner wrestled with the suspects before pulling his own gun and firing ten shots. the suspects returned fire but quickly retreated. this was the fourth robbery attempt the store owner has faced. police are still searching for the two suspects. >>> in california, a 40 foot section of highway gave way creating a huge headache for drivers in the area. officials believe pieces of the roadway had been breaking off most of the day before the majority of it fell into the pacific ocean. a lengthy repair job is expected to keep that section of highway 1 closed for several days. >>> and finally, to south carolina where one nonprofit organization is heading to the front lines of japan's water crisis. of course in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami disaster, 1.5 million people are without water. the charleston-based group is responding to the country's needs by sending personnel and 10 to 14 water purificatio
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